What is it? Cyclosporin is a drug used in dermatology to reduce inflammation. It is effective in controlling common conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. How does it work? Cyclosporin […]

Cutaneous Small Vessel Vasculitis

What is it? Also known as … Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis, Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Angiitis, Hypersensitivity Angiitis and Cutaneous Necrotizing Venulitis What is Cutaneous Small Vessel Vasculitis? Cutaneous Small Vessel Vasculitis (CSVV) […]

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

What is it? Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE) is a form of lupus that predominantly affects the skin. The most common forms are Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE) and Discoid Lupus […]

Cutaneous Larva Migrans

What is it? Also known as … Creeping Eruption, Sand-worm Eruption or Plumber’s Itch What is Cutaneous Larva Migrans? Cutaneous larva migrans is an itchy localised skin infestation caused by […]


What are they? The term “cosmeceutical” was introduced by dermatologist Dr Albert Kligman in 1984 and is derived from a combination of the words cosmetic and pharmaceutical. What are cosmeceuticals? Cosmeceuticals […]

Congenital Melanocytic Naevi

What is it? Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN) are skin lesions consisting of nests of melanocytes (cells that produce pigment). They are present at birth or shortly after birth. They occur […]

Compensatory Hyperhidrosis

What is it? Also known as … Rebound Sweating, Post Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) Sweating, Paradoxical Sweating, Reflex Sweating What is Compensatory Hyperhidrosis? Compensatory Hyperhidrosis is a common, post-surgical complication […]

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis

What is it? Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis (CDNH) simply means inflamed cartilage and skin forming a tender lump on the ear. The tender scaly lump develops most often on the most […]

Childhood Bullous Pemphigoid

What is it? Childhood Bullous Pemphigoid is an extremely rare form of the Bullous Pemphigoid which is an autoimmune blistering disease. It occurs in children under 18 years of age. […]